ASTR 19 Galaxies and the Universe (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introduction to cosmology, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, with a focus on basic questions of existence: Where do we come from and what is our fate? Covers the universe's origin, evolution, fate, expansion and acceleration, cosmological models explaining these, large scale structure, dark matter and dark energy, properties and phenomena of galaxies, including the Milky Way and active galactic nuclei.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Differentiate the properties of the universe, large-scale structure, and galaxies, and of fundamental particles and forces.
- Outcome 2: Discuss the history of cosmology from the ancient to modern world.
- Outcome 3: Interpret the structure, origin, evolution of the universe and its large-scale structure from the perspective of physical cosmology.
- Outcome 4: Compare and contrast the types of galaxies, and their structure, formation, evolution, and interactions.
- Outcome 5: Describe major astrophysical phenomena at the galaxy and universe scales that remain unresolved.